Chemical Engineering Names Winter 2018-19 Noel E. Moore Achievement Award Recipients

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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The Department of Chemical Engineering recognizes the good attitudes that these students show toward learning and congratulates Adam, Sabrina and Nolan for being great role models.

The Department of Chemical Engineering has announced the winners of the Noel E. Moore Achievement Award for winter quarter 2018-19.

The winners are sophomore Adam M. Clark, junior Sabrina A. Illian and senior Nolan C. Hughes.

Each quarter, the department recognizes academic excellence on the part of our students. The awards are named in memory of Professor Noel E. Moore, an outstanding educator and faculty leader on campus for 30 years. Moore served for a decade as head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was an early leader of Operation Catapult, and was a key advocate for making the institute co-educational. He was named an emeritus faculty member after his retirement in 1998. He passed away in 2018.


Adam M. Clark (Sophomore)
Adam Clark is being recognized for his desire for continual learning and for his positive attitude. Adam Nolte, Head of the Department of Chemical  Engineering, says that professors had this to say about Clark's performance: "He actively and regularly engages in class discussions. He is also proactive in both asking and clarifying questions and reviewing assignments on his own to further his understanding of material. Beyond academics, Adam is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Rose-Hulman football team. Keep it up, Adam!"

Sabrina A. Illian (Junior)
Sabrina Illian is being recognized for her exceptional contributions that improve the classroom learning environment. According to Nolte, faculty commented that Illian "provides thoughtful questions and insightful answers in the classroom that add to the material being presented. Furthermore, she frequently assists her classmates as they work through difficult in-class example problems. Sabrina is also a member of Omega Chi Epsilon, the chemical engineering honor society. Congratulations, Sabrina!"

Nolan C. Hughes (Senior)
According to his professors, "Nolan Hughes deserves recognition for his dedication to learning and his positive representation of RHIT’s Chemical Engineering Department," says Nolte. "Nolan genuinely attempts to understand topics and their impact on the real world. He takes an active role in his education and professional development, seeking help both before and after exams to clarify material. He pursues new opportunities to learn as evidenced by his matriculation at the University of Sheffield for a semester abroad last year and his exploration of post-graduate activities. Nolan contributes to Rose’s on-campus community through his leadership roles as Secretary of Alpha Chi Sigma and Event Coordinator for Delta Sigma Phi, and through participation in various departmental and community service events. Congratulations, Nolan!"